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Aspidoscelis danheimae (BURT, 1929)

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Higher TaxaTeiidae, Teiinae, Gymnophthalmoidea, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesS: Huico de la Isla San José
E: Isla San José Whiptail 
SynonymVerticaria sericea VAN DENBURGH 1895: 132
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus danheimae — BURT 1929 (nom. nov.)
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus danheimae — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 186
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus danheimae — MASLIN & SECOY 1986
Cnemidophorus hyperythrus denheimae — LINER 1994
Cnemidophorus danheimae — GRISMER 1999
Aspidoscelis danheimae — REEDER et al. 2002
Aspidoscelis danheimae — TAYLOR & WALKER 2014 
DistributionMexico (Baja California, San José Island)

Type locality: San José Island, Gulf of California, Baja California.  
TypesNeotype: CAS 52555, designated by Slevin and Leviton 1956 (Verticaria sericea); the holotype CAS 435 was destroyed in the 1906 earthquake and fire. 
DiagnosisDescription (sericea): Van Denburgh 1895: 132 
CommentBelongs to the Aspidoscelis deppii group (fide REEDER et al. 2002). 
EtymologyNamed after May Danheim Burt, a fellow herpetologist of her husband, Dr. Charles Earle Burt (1904-1963), an Amerian herpetologist and business man. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Burt, Charles E. 1929. The genus of Teiid lizards, Verticaria Cope, 1869, considered as a synonym of Cnemidophorus Wagler, 1830, with a key to the primitive genera of the Teiidae. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 42: 153-156 - get paper here
  • Grismer, L. Lee 1999. Phylogeny, taxonomy, and biogeography of Cnemidophorus hyperythrus and C. ceralbensis (Squamata: Teiidae) in Baja California, México. Herpetologica 55 (1): 28-42 - get paper here
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Liner, E.A. 1994. Scientific and common names for the Amphibians and Reptiles of Mexico in English and Spanish. Herpetological Circular 23: 1-113
  • Maslin, T. & Secoy, D.M. 1986. A checklist of the lizard genus Cnemidophorus (Teiidae). Contr. Zool. Univ. Colorado Mus. 1: 1-60
  • REEDER, T.W.; CHARLES J. COLE AND HERBERT C. DESSAUER 2002. Phylogenetic Relationships of Whiptail Lizards of the Genus Cnemidophorus (Squamata: Teiidae): A Test of Monophyly, Reevaluation of Karyotypic Evolution, and Review of Hybrid Origins. American Museum Novitates 3365: 1-64 - get paper here
  • Smith, H.M. & Taylor,E.H. 1950. An annotated checklist and key to the reptiles of Mexico exclusive of the snakes. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 199: 1-253 - get paper here
  • Taylor, Harry L. and James M. Walker 2014. Pattern of Differential Divergence Among Five Insular Species of the Aspidoscelis hyperythra Complex (Squamata: Teiidae), Baja California Sur, México. Journal of Herpetology Sep 2014, Vol. 48, No. 3: 355-362 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh,J. 1895. A review of the herpetology of Lower California. Part I - Reptiles. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 77-163 - get paper here
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